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Best health investigative reporting - Jeanne Van der Merwe, ThanduxoloJika and Zinhle Mapumulofrom City Press for ‘The damaged generation’

Press Release   •   May 28, 2014 17:38 GMT

Rampant corruption, incompetence and lack of accountability define healthcare delivery in South Africa today. Indeed, the continuing spate of hospital horrors never seems to abate and is hotly debated through various media platforms. The series of articles collectively referred to as, “The Damaged Generation” highlights how this problem has impacted children through negligence during childbirth. With in-depth, hard-hitting analysis, Zinhle Mapumulo Lydia Van der Merwe and Thanuxolo Jikabring to light this critical issue and the consequential effects on childhood mental development. The growing problem of medico-legal malpractice is discussed in careful context and some success stories are detailed. This team is to be congratulated on an effort that represents the pinnacle of investigative reporting.

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